Mitch Robinson Beast Game. NY 105 Detroit 91

Mitchell Robinson dominated in the 4th quarter to lead the Knicks to the 105 to 91 victory over Detroit at Madison Square Garden on a Tuesday night. Robinson scored 17 points mostly on alley oop slam dunks or offensive rebounds and put-backs — and had 14 rebounds, 3 blocks, and a +24.

Detroit came in with the worst record in the NBA at 5-24, but with so many out with COVID protocol, anything could happen. The Knicks had a 21-point lead in the 3rd quarter, but Detroit played plucky ball and challenged the Knicks early in the 4th — pulling to within 5 points with 8 minutes left — until the Knicks re-asserted themselves and won with relative ease.

1. Robinson BEAST Mode

Kemba Walker kept finding Mitchell Robinson underneath in the 4th for his beast game.

Robinson took over on both the defensive and offensive side of the court. He was everywhere.

Nerlens Noel started but it was Robinson dominating in the 4th. Taj Gibson played 19 strong minutes off the bench (4-6 from the floor for 9 pts, 5 rebounds).

2. Kemba, Fournier, & Randle Balance the Scoring

Kemba Walker 21 pts, Evan Fournier had 22 points, and Julius Randle had 22 points for NY.

Fournier was 4-11 from 3; Walker was 3-9 from 3.

It was a mixed game for Randle — he had the 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists, but continues to have trouble hitting his 3 this year — he was 1-6 in this game — and had 6 turnovers.

3. Knicks Shorthanded

COVID protocols had half the Knicks team unavailable again: RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley, Quentin Grimes, Miles McBride, Obi Toppin, and Kevin Knox were all out. Derrick Rose is out 2 months after ankle surgery.

Because of that, William Selden was the first man off the bench again and Damyean Dotson played 4 minutes.

Point guard Saben Lee led Detroit with 16 points off the nench, and Saddiq Bey had 15 points.

The Boxscore

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